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Internal Software Prediction Metrics Survey in General
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Yes, it's the SW forums, you're right. To me it seems genuine. And Toaster, what the HELL is there strange about him doing this survey? He explains what he is doing here rather well, so I say you'd just read his post again, okay?

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Pets in General
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Though I agree with Dikiyoba and Ephesos, losing a pet which I literally grew up with can make me just as said. My cat died two years ago. He was there when I was born, I was at school when he died. He was one of the dumbest animals in Holland. He probably didn't even have real cat instincts and thought he was a human, as he mostly saw only humans. He didn't chase mice, only panicked and cried when we wanted him to climb a tree, so as a cat he was worthless, but as a friend he was the best: never scratches, only bitten somebody once in his entire life. And for the rest he wanted love, and when you gave it, he rewarded you with some of his own love-giving.

Yes, the house feels empty when I come back from vacation: i don't hear his steps and meowing when we open the door and I don't feel his soft fur.

This probably sounds very melodramatic.

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Away in General
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I hope you get better soon!

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Outpost Valley is out in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Smoo-Cow:

It's in the readme. And now it's here: simop (at) mbnet.fi. Without the spaces and whatnot of course.

Edit: Thralni! Remember to compress it. Windows likes to destroy cmg files if they are uncompressed.

Thanks, and yes, I did think of compressing it. I will send you the complete Mac file scenario.

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Outpost Valley is out in Blades of Avernum
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Small problem: I'd like to send you the cmg file Smoo, but what is your email adress? Mind you, I probably have it, but I don't remember whose who.

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Message Boards in General
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quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

Muff-muff
Brilliant, I gotta remember that :P

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Random name generators in General
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Your Band Name is:

IMAGE(http://images.blogthings.com/bandnamegenerator/band.jpg)

The Furry Nuns

Band Name Generator

http://www.blogthings.com/bandnamegenerator/

Yeah, right. I did laugh my head off, by the way. *still searching for head* The evil-names-generator-thingy was, to be honest, just plain dumb. I didn't really think it's funny.

[ Wednesday, August 15, 2007 01:36: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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Traveling Internationally in General
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Oh, Budapest is a wondefull town. I have been there a year ago or so.

To answer your question: I have been plenty of times in an other country without my parents. In these acses, though, I was with friends and schoolmates, so I don't know if that really counts. I understand that anxiety, but it's much like Maudrin said, so don't worry to much.

Have a pleasant flight!

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What was the last book that made you go "Wow"? in General
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"Siegfried" by... no, not Richard Wagner, by Harry Mulisch. That's an important Dutch writer.

So anyway, the book's a writer, who gets totally obsessed by the question "what was Hitler." He visits this ols couple, they were two of Hitlers servants, and they tell him a story, Hitler's greatest secret, that he had a son. The story is for a great deal about this son... and his very sudden death. Overpowered by all the emotions, eventually the writer dies back in his hotel room.

I was listening to the third movement of Shostakovich's fifth symphony, so you people who know it might understand how extremely depressed I was when I had finished that book. Nevertheless, though, I felt like "Wow". I'm quite hapopy to have read it...

I'm also sure that it was translated to Eglish since the Mulisch is so important, so I can recommend it to you. And by the way, the theme is not a favorite of mine. Still I was dragged into the book.

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Outpost Valley is out in Blades of Avernum
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You seem overwhelmed with joy that you can release your scenario. Congratulations, if you want them or not. And I made a cmg file, but I didn't test it yet to see if it works, so...

I'll send it when I tested that out.

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Where the Rivers Meet v2.0.3 released! in Blades of Avernum
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No, not about you.

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Avernum 1 2 and 3 speed in Tech Support
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Well how do you think? (Or at least I presume that) he got it illegaly, by using a torrent. For a very long time already you could have downloaded it, you know... The reason I didn't do it, was that I'd rather await a stable version.

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Express Delivery - Where's the Real Message? in Blades of Avernum
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EDIT: ha ha, never mind...

[ Tuesday, August 07, 2007 23:19: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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Porting between Mac and Windows in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Niemand:

dmg is not about compression, its purpose is to mimic a volume, like a CD. Applications are commonly distributed a dmg, but usually the disk-image is then compressed as well.
Usually? I have only seen that been done with probably 1 out of 10 downloads...

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Porting between Mac and Windows in Blades of Avernum
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As I understand it, the standard compression method for Mac OS X is .dmg, while it, at first, was .sit.

I have seen .tar.gz, but only very, very few times. I recommend that you use either .sit or .zip, and stay with that. Using extensions that aren't quite standard (like .tar.gz) will only add to the confusion of newbies, meaning that we will have to answer the same questions over and over again, while strictly speaking that would be unnecesary.

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Porting between Mac and Windows in Blades of Avernum
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Okay, now lets see:

scripts and bas files indeed work without any converting;

rtf-texts are no problem: like Windows, Mac comes with its own texteditor, which can read rtf texts. So even if you don't have a program like Office or an equivalent of it (OpenOffice.org), you can still read it on a Mac.

Compression is as you said: going to Windows you use zip, going to Mac you use .sit. I don't know about windows, but Mac has no problem whatsoever with both of them. for sit you will have to get yourself stuffit expander, though.

Custom graphics: no. Windows can not make cmg files, and I don't know of any program that can do it on Windows. You'll have to send your graphics to a Mac user so he can do it for you. I would have done it, but I'm quite busy...

And yes, Niemand's graphic adjuster automatically converts a cmg file to bmp files. You can also use any image editor, like GraphicConvertert or Appleworks to manually make the custom graphics, one by one into bmp files. It requires more time and work, though.

So as you see, basically you can make scenarios for Mac and Windows without problems, but Windows can not always succesfully produce scenarios for both Windows and Mac.

[ Sunday, August 05, 2007 23:33: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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Iffy in General
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Wow! I go away for two weeks and Iffy is banned. Next time when I think somebody is annoying, I'll just go away for two weeks and see if he gets banned too.

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The 24 Hour Contest in Blades of Avernum
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*Looks at the calendar.* It's the 28th and I'm in St Petersburg, so I donb't submit anything. On the bright side though, during this Rencontre Assyriologique internationale I have managed to near completion of the Nephil language (whose name will change to the equivalent in the Nephil language once I remember what it was), and I have been gathering some things for the next and probably last installment of the TNS series (as some of you know, it consists of two parts). It might sound strange that I'm already gathering ideas for the next TNS scenario when the first isn't even finished, but in my opinion it's never too early to start planning a scenario.

Fans of Babylonian and Sumerian society will probably like TNS: Homeland (working title).

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El Presidente - Beta in Blades of Avernum
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Way to go Nikki. I see beta has started up. I'll be back by friday to tinker with .bas file, so I hope that there are some reports in by then.

Thank, by the way, to you all: Nioca, Diki, laz and TM, for the testing.

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Where the Rivers Meet v2.0.3 released! in Blades of Avernum
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Where the Rivers Meet version 2.0.3 is now ready for download. This is not an official release though. I had one betatester who helped me a lot and tested everything and helped me take out all major, and some minor, bugs. ome othgers also helped, but not as much. The problem I faced, was that I actually needed a Mac tester besides me (I'm a Mac user). An other "problem" is that I'm off to Russia tomorrow (19th of july) and I only come back on the 2nd of august. This means that afinal, proper beta is not really going to work the way I want it, for the simple reason i want it released as soon as possible. As soon as possible is not equal too two weeks. So what I decided was to simply release v 2.0.3 as a public beta. This way I release what I have so the community can enjoy it, and I give people two weeks (or possibly more) to give me feedback on what needs fixing. This brings us to something you, the player, will need to understand: as this is a public beta, you're supposed to give me feedback if you encounter a bug, or even the smallest problem you cna imagine. This includes spelling and grammar errors. But don't let me keep you, the download links are on Where the Rivers Meet's main page: WtRM main page

I hope you like the additions I made.

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The 24 Hour Contest in Blades of Avernum
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*mumble*

I would have really liked to join in, but... well. One just can't have all he wishes, does he. the weeks I could have made it would be the one you mentioned and the two weeks after that.

*mumble*

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what_day_of_scenario() in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Aaah... Thanks a bunch Nioca! I'll keep it in mind for other moments I use this, and other, similar, calls.

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what_day_of_scenario() in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I find this call to be somehwat depressing. Now and then it works, but lately it fails to do anything. I'm talking about the following piece of script:

if (get_flag(6,1) == 0) { if (get_flag(5,2) == 0) {
if (what_day_of_scenario() > 2) {
set_flag(5,2,1);
erase_char(7);
}
}
}
Here, what_day_of_scenario refuses to work. Right now, my party is standing outside the town to which this script belongs. It is day 3, and character 7 is not erased, nor is the flag set to 1. I took the if call containing what_day_of_scenario() out, and it worked. Also, the flags 5,2 and 6,1 are 0 at the time that this chunk of code is run. So indeed: from my tests the what_day_of_scenario call is to blame. Would anybody know what's causing this?

EDIT: So in the end it did work, but only on day 4... How come?

[ Sunday, July 15, 2007 09:10: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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The 24 Hour Contest in Blades of Avernum
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In a week I'm bound to have at least one or two free days, so I'm perfectly happy with this way of doing it. For me any week between the second of august until the 23rd of august is fine.

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Errors in line 0 in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Sorry for not responding for so long, I have been very busy. Anyway, I'll try out what you said Nioca.

Kel: Well that's the strange thing: Alint doesn't give an error.

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